A "Bad Feeling" Among Some At Cicero West

Some of you may recall a discussion about Lawrence Elementary and its principal Jewel McLinton from a few years back (What's Going On At Lawrence Elementary?).  Well apparently she's turned up at Cicero West and is already worrying some of the teachers there:

"She has reprimanded several teacher for doing
things like talking to kids in the hallway. She has written up several
of us and made cry a couple of teachers. She visited classrooms for less
than a minute and she already had very strong opinions about teachers
practices and a very negative attitude...I have a very, very bad feeling about
her. God help us all!"

What do do about a controversial principal who's arrived at your
school?  What happened to McClinton in the time between then (2007) and
now?  Is she objectively that bad or is this just a personality thing
that's gotten out of control?


Jewel
McClinton is the new principal at Cicero West School in Cicero. I don't
understand who could, in its right mind, hire her for a principal
position at CW. Before her arrival, EVERYBODY read this blog and we were
all in disbelief! Some of us decided to give her the chance to proof
herself and show shes a leader. Nothing further from the truth! In the
last 3 weeks she has dedicated herself to sweet talk us saying "thank
you" every 2 seconds. She has said several times she is there to support
us and help us. Again, nothing further from the truth. She said she has
an "open door" policy. As of today, I have seen her door always closed
and she even locks it. She has reprimanded several teacher for doing
things like talking to kids in the hallway. She has written up several
of us and made cry a couple of teachers. She visited classrooms for less
than a minute and she already had very strong opinions about teachers
practices and a very negativ e attitude. She offered to talk about the
"elephant in the room"; nothing but a lame walk in the park. She just
said that we will get to know her but didn't deny nor accepted the
incidents described in this blog. I have a very, very bad feeling about
her. God help us all!

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  • It's nice to see Ms. Covington found the District 299 website.

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